Noland Creek Trail North: 8.4 miles total in and out, easy to moderate. Elevation change: 707 feet. Starting at the Noland Creek parking area, the trail passes immediately under the viaduct and crosses Noland Creek on a wooden bridge. The trail progresses steadily uphill with the creek almost always in sight or earshot. The second bridge is surrounded by the remnants of an old farm. Before reaching the third bridge crossing, you may see remnants of numerous other farmsteads that once existed. Near the upper end of a meadow, the trail crosses bridges twice before intersecting the western end of Springhouse Branch Trail. This is a good place to turn around.